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    What an unbelievable diverse city: young yet rich in tradition, exciting but also relaxing, active and unhurried, and cosmopolitan with a small town feeling at the same time.

    It’s the city with the highest museum density in the world, hosting the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and the Rijksmuseum, which is dedicated to the Dutch art and history. However, what Amsterdam offers doesn’t stop here. It’s the most bicycle-friendly city in the world, its traditional architecture, canals and bridges are beautiful sights, and there’s a friendly atmosphere in the city, which is an attraction itself; the locals are welcoming and have a liberal attitude that can be seen, for example, in the coffee shops.

    Make sure to take Farol City Guides to guide you through narrow lanes and along the canals.

    Anne Frank House

    It was here that the young Jewish girl Anne Frank wrote the famous diary, while trying to escape deportation by the Nazis during WWII. The place is today a museum focused on her life and the diary.

    Van Gogh Museum

    Dedicated to the life and work of the Dutch Post-Impressionist artist and his contemporaries. It’s the world’s largest collect of van Gogh’s paintings, making it one of the most visited Dutch attractions.

    Rijksmuseum

    The principal museum in Holland illustrates the art and history of the country, from the Middle age to the present, including paintings by Dutch Masters from the Golden Age like Vermeer or Rembrandt.

    Bloemenmarkt

    Dutch are famous for their flowers. This peculiar flower market is the only in the world standing on floating barges, reminding the old times when the plants of this market were shipped in overseas.

    Haesje Claes

    It stands out for its menu of Dutch specialties, central location, architectural features of the building and its interiors design. Although it’s a bit costly, it promises an adventure through the regional cuisine.

    The Pantry

    Serving homemade dishes prepared with fresh ingredients, this restaurant is a good spot before a night out. Menus already set to those who want to try Dutch food are available. Reservation is advised.

    Greetje

    Even though it’s a bit expensive, it’s a must-stop for those who want to try Dutch food at its finest. Famous among the locals and with a view to the Montelbaanstoren Tower. Reservation is compulsory.

    Moeders

    If you’re not sure whether you want international or Dutch food, Moeders (Dutch for ‘mothers’) is a great choice. Its environment makes you feel like home, and it has a sunny terrace from May to September.

    King’s Day

    The city comes to life at King’s Day. Dutch and many tourists wear orange, streets get full of live performances and parties, and the biggest flea market nationwide takes place on April 27.

    klomps

    These traditional wooden clogs, still used by many farmers, are important in the Dutch culture. They can be made from different types of wood, and they are the most famous souvenir from Amsterdam.

    Coffee Shops

    The Dutch are known for their tolerant attitude towards soft drugs, and the coffee shops are its most visible example. You won’t find as many as in Amsterdam, which makes it a unique and exotic experience.

    Bicycles

    Amsterdam is the most bicycle-friendly city worldwide. It’s so easy to move around by bike that almost every local owns one. If you rent a bike, you will have the chance to discover the city like a local.